Friday, June 29, 2012

Toned down...

Did you all think that my previous outfit post was an overdose of colors?
Well, then here I am,  toned down,  for your liking!

As you all know,we bloggers are constantly on the look out for new, interesting backdrops for our photographs, and in the process, we wandered into this golf course right across our home. I always knew it existed, but not being a golfer, I never thought of checking it out.
The pro- the greenery is a treat for the eyes, and provided the perfect backdrop for my teal pants.
The con? We literally had to run away to save ourselves from being hit by the golf balls and to hide ourselves from the curious and bedazzled looks of the golfers!!

Have a great weekend everyone and please excuse me if I am irregular next week as I have my hands full- it is going to be filled with...
Beach and water, sand and sun,
Barbecues and drinks, friends and fun!

                                                                          What I Am Wearing:
                                                            slouchy cropped pants- Calvin Klein    blouse- OASAP ( buy it here)    bag- Younkers
                                                            heels and watch- Guess    sunnies- Steve Madden    golden bangles- Buckle  
                                                            bracelets and ring- Forever 21

                                           Thanking you                                                                  Yours fashionably

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On the bright side...

This outfit is a little on the bright side...OK! Totally on the bright side!
Duhhhhh, what do you think it 'll be? It is summer and I have every right to put one every single color on the color wheel, all together.
You must b thinking if it is summer what that damn blazer is doing? Well, that is because today I'm taking part in the Trend of the Month link-up at  Marionberry Style.. This month's challenge is to create an outfit with a bright blazer, and this is the only bright blazer I have. In case, Marion thinks it is not bright enough, I have added ample of other brights in this outfit, so that I do not fade into oblivion in a sea of brights at Marionberry Style.. I think I'll be the only person sporting a bright blazer with other brights, but you see, I like breaking rules!

Also, today I'm linking up with  Rolled Up Pretty  for Whatever Whenever Wednesday and  The Pleated Poppy  for What I Wore Wednesday.
Do not forget to check out what other bloggers are wearing.

                                                                               What I Am Wearing:
                                                                      dress and blazer- Forever21    clutch- The Limited    heels- Gianni Binni
                                                                      sunnies- Kenneth Cole    watch- Guess    camisole- GAP
                                                                      bracelets- American Eagle Outfitters, gift and handmade by a friend

                                                       Thanking you                                                                      Yours fashionably

Monday, June 25, 2012

Short and sweet...

It is Monday again, and the work week starts. The only consolation is that just 4 days from now starts a week-long fun-filled vacation with my dear friends! Hurrrrrrraayyyyyy!

Today I'm going to keep it really short and sweet.
Lately, I'm having a major crush on short suits, but one, since it is too hot these days, and two, since I'm going to wear my only bright blazer for the next post on Wednesday, I decided to ditch the blazer and wear just the shorts.
I started off with an all black ensemble in mind, but the color maniac in me ended up adding pops of colors here and there.
Nope, it is not a short-suit, just short and sweet!

                                                                        What I Am Wearing:
                                                                       shorts- Express (buy here, on sale now!)    blouse- Maurices   watch- Guess
                                                                       heels- BCBGeneration      clutch- The Limited       sunnies- Steve Madden       
                                                                       belt- Rue 21      bracelets- Forever21, gift

                                        Thanking you                                                                               Fashionably Yours
P.S.  As per many of your suggestions and comments in my previous post about the best light for a better quality photograph, the hubby clicked a couple pics last Saturday, which, fortunately was a cloudy day and as you can see, I'm really happy with the end result! Thanks a bunch all of you for sharing such wonderful tips! Those are really helpful!

Friday, June 22, 2012

At a loss for.....light!

Photography is truly and art, and a science too.

We at Fashionably Yours, belong to that group of photographers who clicks away with glee whenever in hold of an easy point and shoot which requires no technical know-how or complex manual adjustments.
We have, many a times, thought of investing into a good DSLR, but the very thought of carrying a separate pouch and a bigger camera while on vacation, has refrained us from doing so (how silly. eh?)
Now that I have started blogging, the hubby is insisting on a DSLR, as photography surely plays a pivotal role  in a fashion blog.
I, of course, understand the simple equation of DSLR= better quality picture, but then, we can at least get the basics right in a basic device, can't we?
All this while, we have been debating about the ideal or optimum level of natural light for a good quality photograph. We have tried everything under the sun ( I mean, literally under the sun)- morning light, afternoon light, evening light, bright sunny day, cloudy day, direct sunlight, shadow, light and shadow- but could not yet come to a conclusion as to which is better. Sometimes a photograph turns out to be bright and beautiful and sometimes dull and shabby, in the same amount of natural light! And then there is always the problem of an ugly shadow being cast by the subject, i.e. myself!
Even this morning, he was pushing me under the shadow of a tree, resulting in a photograph which is too dark, and I was trying to sneak out into the bright sunlight, resulting in a photograph which is too white!

We are unable to figure out the best light for a better photograph.
We seem to be  perpetually at a loss for........ light!

Please do tell me if you have any tips regarding the  ideal amount of natural light for a better quality photograph! I would love to hear them!

Today I'm linking up with  Two Thirty-Five Designs  and  The Weekend File for the Friday business casual link up. Do not forget to check out what other bloggers are wearing.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

                                                                       What I Am Wearing:
                                                                  shirt- Aeropostale    skirt and heels - Forever 21    bag-Steve Madden (buy similar)
                                                                  sunnies- Kenneth Cole    watch- Guess    pearl necklace and studs- from India
                                                  bracelets- F21, Charlotte Russe    belt- F21

                                             Thanking you                                                                                 Yours fashionably

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer of.....2012!

It is here at last, the summer of 2012!

You all must be thinking " What?? Tell me something new! I've been melting in the heat all this while!"
Yes, unlike the first day of spring, when it was still cold, summer has made its presence felt long before it officially arrived!
Am I complaining? Certainly not, I mean, how can I? All these days I was waiting eagerly for summer, and now that it is here, even with all the scorching heat and sweat, I should be ecstatic. And honestly, I am!

As everyone knows. bright colors, fun prints, whites and pastels are an indispensable part of summer, and hence, I am no exception today.This skirt has all the elements to make it perfect for a summer day out- pretty print in  a nice blend of brights and pastels, it flows away from the body providing  enough room to breathe and the fabric,ahhhhhhhhhh, 100% cotton! and guess what, it has pockets too!
The shirt, a soothing shade of pastel peach/pink and 100% cotton.
I need a Pina Colada, a boombox playing 'Summer of 69', a deck chair and Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' and I'll be all set to be baked in the sun!

Tell me, what are your big plans for the summer of 2012?

Today, I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy  for What I Wore Wednesday, A Little Bit of Lacquer for Work It Wednesday ( I think if I add a blazer, this outfit might be work appropriate, what do you think?), and  Rolled Up Pretty for Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
Do not forget to check out what other bloggers are wearing!

                                                                            What I Am Wearing:
                                                                    skirt- J Crew    shirt- Liz Claiborne    bag- Aldo    wedges- Franco Sarto
                                                                    necklace- Ebay    bracelets- H&M    watch and sunnies- Guess

                                              Thanking you                                                                              Fashionably Yours

P.S: Please excuse my extremely frizzy, unruly hair, it is extremely windy today!

Monday, June 18, 2012

As sweet as sugar...

This vibrant, red, cut-out top- the 'Red Rock Shock Top' is my first ever acquisition from  Sugarlips.

For those of you who are not acquainted with Sugarlips, it is a fashion brand producing fashionable contemporary clothing at affordable prices, which are available all over the world and carried by most major department stores.You can check out their line of contemporary clothing  here.

It is so sweet of you,  Sugarlips, for sending me this ravishing red top.
I must say, you are as sweet as sugar!

                                                                        What I Am Wearing:
                                                            top-  Sugarlips (buy it here )    skirt- Banana Republic    heels and sunnies- Guess
                                                            bag- Aldo (buy it  here )    flower pin- F21    bracelets- F21, Buckle, Charlotte Russe
                                                            ear rings- from India    watch- gift from a friend

                                            Thanking you                                                                                Yours fashionably

Friday, June 15, 2012

A blogger's mind!

It was a day obscured by clouds, and a drizzle every now and then.

On other occasions I would be unhappy to wake up to a cloudy day, but not that day, as I got the perfect excuse to inaugurate my new trench coat! ...and then, all of a sudden, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, and there was drastic change in my mood- no, not for the worse, but for the better, I started feeling happier! What? I though I wanted a cloudy day....phewwww, its hard to read a blogger's mind!

It was love at first sight with this dual toned trench with  frill detail and  little shoulder puffs! and guess what, it was first spotted by the hubby. I was in a different store and he actually called me up to come and check this one out.
He always had an eye for fashion and having a style-blogger wife, I think, has enhanced it even more!!

Ohhh, wait, is that the same blouse from the previous post? Yes, it is! I try to rotate my pieces in a way so that I do not end up wearing/carrying the same item in two/three consecutive posts, but sometimes I do not even realize and I end up doing just that!!Phewwwww...... its a blogger's life!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

                                                                           What I Am Wearing:
                                                              trench coat- Guess    shirt- Forever21    denim- Hollister    bag- Aldo   watch- Guess
                                                              wedges- Franco Sarto  jewelry- Forever21  belt- Calvin Klein  sunnies- Kenneth Cole 

                                                  Thanking you                                                                     Yours fashionably

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Color catastrophe?

I am my so like my mom, when it comes to bags- we both have a big bag fetish.
I need to confess a sin here- I bought three bags (of similar shape and style) in the last ten days and I seriously need to stop right now.
Coming to the outfit, this one incorporates color-blocking with a touch of neon. Obviously, I kept the bag and shoes nude since there is almost a  color catastrophe happening on my body!

Tell me, do you think it is a color catastrophe or triumph?

Linking up today with  The Pleated Poppy  for What I Wore Wednesday meet up and A Little Bit of Lacquer  for Work It Wednesday!

Also, linking up with  Simply Sarah, for her SHOE link up. I know my heels in this post are not of much importance, as the colors on this outfit steal the show. But, this pair of inexpensive, nude heels are literally my to go heels which I wear almost every other day.  I've never provided them with enough limelight before and I feel this is the perfect opportunity to give them their due respect!

                                                                             What I Am Wearing:
                                                                blouse- Forever21    skirt- The Limited    bag- Aldo( buy it here)    watch- Guess
                                                                shoes, necklace, ring-F21   sunnies-Kenneth Cole   bracelets-Buckle  belt- Rue21
                                       Thanking you                                                                                  Yours fashionably